Who’s the Boss?Posted: June 16, 2011
She stood her ground. All three and a half feet of her….. those cute three-year-old cheeks flushed and her big blue eyes locked on mine. I had just asked my granddaughter, my precious, perfect princess #2, to put something away in the kitchen. After ignoring my repeated request she firmly stated, “I’m not going to. You’re not my boss, Mommy is.” I explained to her that when Mommy is not home and Grandma is taking care of her, Grandma is her “boss”. She listened and contemplated, but I could see she was not fully convinced. I decided I might need to adjust my strategy. Knowing that her daddy and papa where upstairs doing drywall work, I continued, “If you would like we can go upstairs and talk to Daddy about it.” I watched her as she took only a second to think through her options. “I don’t need to talk to Daddy”, she stated. “I’ll put it away”, as she quickly headed to the kitchen.
I think the idea of “Who’s the Boss” must have been something she was putting a lot of thought into because the subject came up once more that day. She asked, “Grandma, who’s the boss at your house?” I might have stuttered just a tiny little bit as I answered, “Papa”…….. of course… 😉
I love being a grandma, I love my grandchildren, and I love taking pictures of them. The picture shown here is of the above-mentioned granddaughter. Isn’t she a cutie!
I was a little disappointed in this picture because the dandelion puff did not catch the light the way I wanted it too. But I remembered that I had been practicing using various settings on my new camera and had taken a few pictures of dandelions. Aha! I knew I could cheat a little by using the Clip feature in Inkscape to “cut out” the puff from from another picture and paste it into this one. You can see how much more the dandelion shows up in the picture below. I’m sure a trained eye will know it has been edited, but for my purposes, I was pleased with the results.
I’ve written a tutorial to show how I did this simple photo edit. Click here to take a look.